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A civil action

Author: Jonathan Harr
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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"The legal thriller of the decade." --Cleveland Plain Dealer Now a Major Motion Picture! In this true story of an epic courtroom showdown, two of the nation's largest corporations stand accused of causing the deaths of children. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harr, Jonathan.
Civil action.
New York : Vintage Books, 1996
(OCoLC)643853051
Named Person: Anne Anderson; Jan Schlichtmann
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Harr
ISBN: 0679772677 9780679772675
OCLC Number: 35587711
Description: 502 p. : map ; 21 cm.
Contents: Boston: July 1986 --
Woburn: Summer 1966 --
The lawyer --
Rule 11 --
Orphans & dogs --
Discovery --
The woodshed --
Billion-dollar Charlie --
Facher's plea --
The trial --
The vigil --
The negotiation --
Blindman's buff --
Afterword to the Vintage edition.
Responsibility: Jonathan Harr.

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"The legal thriller of the decade." --Cleveland Plain Dealer Now a Major Motion Picture! In this true story of an epic courtroom showdown, two of the nation's largest corporations stand accused of causing the deaths of children. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. A searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry--one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice--A Civil Action is also the story of how one determined man can ultimately make a difference. With an unstoppable narrative power, it is an unforgettable reading experience.

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